Boston, MA -- May 8, 2007. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that Robert J. Mercer has been appointed president of the Ex Libris Group North American subsidiary, effective immediately. To ensure a smooth transition in the region, Dan Trajman, the current president of the North American operation, will remain with the company in a consulting capacity through the end of 2007.
Mr. Mercer brings to Ex Libris over 15 years' experience in customer-facing executive positions in technology companies. As a regional vice president and general manager of SAS Institute, Inc., Mr. Mercer increased customer satisfaction, delivered value-added products and services, established customer partnerships, and took new products to market. As a result, he achieved growth of greater than 40%--making SAS the number one provider of business intelligence solutions in his region. Prior to his role at SAS, Mr. Mercer held senior managerial positions at Dell Computer Corporation.
"We are very pleased to welcome Robert to the Ex Libris management team," commented Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris Group. "Robert brings with him a strong background in building and leading teams and a proven track record in delivering solutions that exceed customer expectations. I believe that these qualifications, combined with his excellent sales, marketing, and operations background, will be tremendous assets to the Company and its customers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan for his important contribution to our North American operation and wish him continued success in his future activities. "
"I am excited to be joining such a creative, forward-looking company with a large, active customer base," noted Mr. Mercer. "I have been impressed with the strength and clarity of the strategic direction presented by Ex Libris to continue providing the evolving library automation industry with the most effective technological solutions. I look forward to meeting our customers at the upcoming user and industry events next month."
Mr. Mercer holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from University College, Cardiff, in Wales, UK.
About Ex Libris Group
Ex Libris Group is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations around the globe. Ex Libris Group's flagship ALEPH 500 and Voyager integrated library solutions are in use at over 3,000 sites worldwide. Other products from the Ex Libris suite, deployed at more than 1,300 sites, focus on the digital library and offer state-of-the-art, user-centric solutions for managing and providing informed access to electronic resources and digital assets.